10th August 2020
The Justice Department on Thursday accused a Ukrainian oligarch who has been considered an ally of Ukraine’s president of stealing billions of dollars from a bank he once owned, then using a vast array of companies to launder that money in the United States and all over the world. In… Read More
5th August 2020
On his way to a high-level meeting in Downing Street, deputy national security advisor Hugh Powell held to his side top-secret papers setting out the Government’s response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. But a long-lens camera trained on officials walking in and out of Number 10  was enough to catch the… Read More
4th August 2020
AP — It was 2014 and Venezuela’s former treasurer Claudia Díaz was looking for a safe haven to store the unexplained wealth she had accumulated over the years. Then-president Hugo Chávez, who she once served as a nurse, had recently died and with the election of Nicolás Maduro, the nation’s… Read More
3rd August 2020
Deutsche Bank has opened an internal investigation into the longtime personal banker of President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, over a 2013 real estate transaction between the banker and a company part-owned by Mr. Kushner. In June 2013, the banker, Rosemary Vrablic, and two of her Deutsche Bank colleagues… Read More
31st July 2020
Right-wing extremists are moving into property to set up bases for their activities and anchor themselves in local communities, German intelligence services have warned. Neo-Nazis are seeking land and buildings in rural parts of eastern states, officials said. In Saxony the number of buildings known to be owned by far-right… Read More
31st July 2020
Political parties should adopt anti-money laundering practices to protect democracy, the elections watchdog has said in the wake of the Russia report. Parties are exempt from the regime that requires suspicious transactions of more than £10,000 to be reported to the National Crime Agency. More than £1 billion has been… Read More
30th July 2020
The U.S. placed sanctions on a son of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a Syrian military unit in an effort by the Trump administration to pressure the country’s regime to end a civil war. Wednesday’s actions by the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. State Department, which included the blacklisting… Read More
28th July 2020
Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf revealed on Sunday he had set up a web of offshore front companies to help President Bashar al Assad evade Western sanctions, in a social media post blasting the government for investigating his business empire. One of Syria’s richest and most powerful businessmen, Makhlouf said security… Read More
28th July 2020
An attempt to introduce an “unexplained wealth order” law by the justice minister has been placed on the backburner, according to a Cabinet source. Although the reason is unclear, the legal proposal for executive powers to clamp down on unexplained wealth and the accumulation of assets such as cars, boats… Read More
27th July 2020
Bribing one politician is bad. Bribing all the politicians is worse. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a group of companies in Kurdistan, Iraq’s semi-independent northern region, that appears to be doing the latter in order to secure a monopoly on Pentagon fuel contracts worth hundreds of… Read More